Comments on: An Additional Thought on Kerry’s Comment http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552 A rough draft of my thoughts... Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:50:54 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: Dr. Steven Taylor http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-875757 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 20:04:45 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-875757 Indeed. Indeed.

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by: Steven L. http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-875742 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 19:53:25 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-875742 When analyzing anything said/done by Kerry, the first question is always: "how does this tie in to his campaign"? A similar test is useful with most politicians, but perhaps not quite so close to 100% effeftiveness. When analyzing anything said/done by Kerry, the first question is always: “how does this tie in to his campaign”?

A similar test is useful with most politicians, but perhaps not quite so close to 100% effeftiveness.

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by: Ratoe http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-874426 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:29:56 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=10552#comment-874426 <i>I found the comparison to Cheney to be an interesting, and in the context of Democratic politics, rather harsh . (i.e., Mr. Cheney is considered by many on the Democratic side of the aisle to be perhaps the worst of the worst in the GOP side–as such, it was hardly an inconsequential comment).</i> I am still unconvinced by labeling this "harsh." Particularly when last month's CBS/NYTimes poll had Chaney's "favorable" rating at a mere 20% and the latest Harris poll had 65% of respondents claiming he was doing a poor job. With his polling in mind, Kerry seems to be more in step with mainstream opinion than arguing a point that will only resonate with the fringe. You are probably right, however, about Kerry trying to position himself as an anti-War candidate. That is because an anti-war platform is more in line with mainstream opinion than Cheney and Lieberman would have us believe. As you indicate, Kerry does not have any credibility as an anti-War candidate for precisely the same reason as Hilary--they both were enthusiastic supports of the war in the face of evidence that the Bush rationale was weak. I found the comparison to Cheney to be an interesting, and in the context of Democratic politics, rather harsh . (i.e., Mr. Cheney is considered by many on the Democratic side of the aisle to be perhaps the worst of the worst in the GOP side–as such, it was hardly an inconsequential comment).

I am still unconvinced by labeling this “harsh.” Particularly when last month’s CBS/NYTimes poll had Chaney’s “favorable” rating at a mere 20% and the latest Harris poll had 65% of respondents claiming he was doing a poor job.

With his polling in mind, Kerry seems to be more in step with mainstream opinion than arguing a point that will only resonate with the fringe.

You are probably right, however, about Kerry trying to position himself as an anti-War candidate. That is because an anti-war platform is more in line with mainstream opinion than Cheney and Lieberman would have us believe.

As you indicate, Kerry does not have any credibility as an anti-War candidate for precisely the same reason as Hilary-they both were enthusiastic supports of the war in the face of evidence that the Bush rationale was weak.

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